Origin of inviting
verb (used with object), in·vit·ed, in·vit·ing.
verb (used without object), in·vit·ed, in·vit·ing.
Origin of invite
Synonyms for invite
Related Words for invitingenticing, intriguing, seductive, welcoming, fascinating, persuasive, encouraging, charming, engaging, appealing, attractive, tempting, delightful, pleasing, beguiling, warm, open, bewitching, winning, agreeable
Examples from the Web for inviting
Contemporary Examples of inviting
After countless renovations for strangers, the Property Brothers are inviting you to their home.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars
November 25, 2014
Oregon lobbyists are inviting exotic dancers to write their own labor legislation.Oregon’s Stripper Lobby: Legislators Ask Exotic Dancers for Help With Strip Club Bill
Mary Emily O’Hara
October 6, 2014
Inviting a camera into the bedroom certainly adds an element of danger and exposure that can be thrilling.So You Want to be a Porn Star? Inside the Sex Tape Phenomenon
July 19, 2014
Sure, opening up the patents would be inviting more competition.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road
June 15, 2014
So why is Senator Claire McCaskill inviting Dr. Mehmet Oz to testify about weight-loss diet scams?Dr. Oz: World’s Best Snake Oil Salesman
June 14, 2014
Historical Examples of inviting
It was the marshal calling to them that Andrew was gone and inviting them in to finish him.Way of the Lawless
There was self-assertion, but not of the antagonistic—solely of the inviting sort.Weighed and Wanting
Beyond Schwitter's the highroad stretched, broad and inviting, across the State.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
I knew that she was inviting me to follow her, but I refused to move.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
He bent forward a little, with the air of inviting a confidence.Tiverton Tales
verb (ɪnˈvaɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for invite
"attractive, alluring," c.1600, from present participle of invite (v.).
1650s, from invite (v.).